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Boris’s pants are on fire. Cyril could do worse than follow his ...


Boris’s pants are on fire. Cyril could do worse than follow his example

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has used a combination of lying, denying and gobbledegook to confuse punters


Every so often a certain sort of South African insists that we should take our lead from the Old Country, Mother Blighty, and do things the pukka British way down here.

It’s a hangover 200 years in the making, a relic of empire beloved by those who don’t yet understand that the Great Britain of their nostalgic fantasies has shrivelled into self-parody. Brits who voted “leave” were promised Spitfires barrel-rolling over the White Cliffs of Dover. Instead they got lickspittles hovering over the White Oaf of Downing Street.

Yes, the UK is hardly a place most want to emulate right now, least of all the ANC, which would rather die than take advice from a former coloniser. Weapons, yes. Racially divisive propaganda campaigns, absolutely. But advice? Never!..

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